Any reader should find here something of interest in Gustave Flaubert's letters, whether it be the intimate revelations of an original mind, the rich portrait of a time and place or the linguistic and stylistic brilliance of a great writer. The reader learns of the young Flaubert, unhappy at school, tormented as a lover. We travel with him to the temples and brothels of Egypt; to Palestine, Turkey, and then later to Tunisia. They witness the genesis of some of the most remarkable literature of the 19th century, and on until ...

The Letters of Gustave Flaubert: 1830-1880 2001, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330488471

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